Novak Djokovic – In the League of Extraordinary Tennis Players

Serbian professional tennis player and world No. 1 since July 2011, Novak Djokovic, is one of the Big Four contesting for the Wimbledon Championships title in June 2012. He began playing at the age of four and made his pro debut at the age of sixteen.

In 2003, Djokovic won his first career Futures title and reached two other Futures semis. To add to his list of wins, he has his five Grand Slam titles in 2008, 2011 and 2012 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and the 2011 US Open. He became the sixth male player in the Open era to win three majors in the same year of 2011.

The Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and the Davis Cup in 2010 are the titles he won amongst many others. Apart from being the youngest player to have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slams, Novak is also the only Serbian male player to win the Majors title. For all his achievements he was listed in the Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World’s list.

This Serbian player says that his favourite surface is hard but considers himself to be an all-rounder. This February, he was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in London. The current world No 1 opened season by winning three straight Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open. In the longest major championship match ever, Djokovic beat current world No. 2 Rafael Nadal gaining him his third Australian Open title and fifth Grand Slam trophy overall.

Even though he got defeated in the final match at the French open against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic is sure to bounce back to try and win Wimbledon.

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